Council housing and housing association


  1. Housing Benefit

    Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance (LHA) - rates, eligibility, claim form, calculator, appeals, 'discretionary payments'

  2. Council housing

    How to apply for a council house or flat - housing waiting lists, types of tenancies, the Right to Buy scheme and repairs, complaining about the council

  3. Apply for council housing

    Apply for council housing through your local council - you'll usually have to join a waiting list

  4. Housing association homes

    How to apply for a housing association home, types of tenancy agreement and the Right to Acquire

  5. Housing Benefit information from your council

    Information about Housing Benefit from your local council - apply to help pay your rent

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Right to Move: statutory guidance on social housing allocations for local housing authorities in England
  2. Social Sector (Building Safety) Engagement Best Practice Group: invitation to submit EOI
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News and communications

  1. PM speech to the National Housing Federation summit: 19 September 2018
  2. £1 billion housing delivery fund launched by Brokenshire in partnership with Barclays
  3. James Brokenshire launches £200 million pilot to boost social home ownership
  4. Social housing green paper: a ‘new deal’ for social housing
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Research and statistics

  1. Social housing sales in England: 2017 to 2018
  2. Social housing lettings in England: April 2017 to March 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces
  2. Rents for social housing from 2020-21
  3. A new deal for social housing
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